UW Radiology

Charles A. Rohrmann, Jr., M.D., Endowment for Radiology Resident Educational Excellence

Summer 2022 Endowment Newsletter


Congratulations 2022 Graduates!

Congratulations to our Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Four-Year Pathway Graduates! There were graduation events and awards to recognize our graduates’ outstanding achievements. Warm wishes for success on your new endeavors!

See Graduation Awards on Pages 2-3

UW Rad Residents get involved in Community Service

On April 16, 2022, the UW Radiology Residents participated in an Earth Day 5K run. The entrance fees were donated to Seattle-based community service programs and a tree was planted for every participant. Each participant also took a sapling home to plant on their own. Thanks to Drs. Blaine Menon and Alekhya Yechoor who coordinated this event as Community Service Co-Chairs last year.

Lunch and Learn Event – Always a Great Opportunity to connect with UW Radiology Alumni!

The Fifth Annual “Lunch and Learn” event, featuring presentations by residents and faculty who have participated in research and/or educational endeavors this past year, supported by the Rohrmann Endowment was a great success! Over 50 participants joined us virtually, sparking great conversations as well as learning about the unique experiences of residents who presented at national meetings last year.

UW Radiology Resident Alumnus visits as Invited Speaker for Residents

Dr. Justin Smith, a UW Radiology (Class of 1989) and Nuclear Medicine alumnus, shared his expertise on radiology artificial intelligence (AI) and entrepreneurship with trainees as the last invited speaker of the academic year. After training at UW, Dr. Smith joined a private practice in Seattle where he co-founded Confirma™, which was instrumental in developing CADstream©. CADstream© is computer-aided detection (CAD) software used by breast imaging practices worldwide to assist with interpreting breast MRIs. Trainees were incredibly fortunate to hear from a pioneer in the AI movement in radiology.

Endowment Supports Trainees’ Research Presentations

“I’d like to express my deepest gratitude for the support I received to attend the Society of Breast Imaging-American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Symposium in Savannah, Georgia. In addition to the opportunity to share my research on a national stage, I enjoyed meeting breast radiologists from around the country and spending a few days immersed in important breast imaging topics.”– Marissa Lawson, MD, Acting Instructor, UW Radiology Breast Imaging

For more updates, read the full Summer 2022 Endowment Newsletter here.